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urban farm & garden project

The World In A Garden educates community and youth about the nutritional, cultural and environmental aspects of growing and eating food.
Oct 182012

Art, music, dance and food…what more could you ask for?

This year our harvest celebration is taking on a twist. In the past year, hundreds of youth from around Vancouver have come together to participate in citizenU, a city-funded program that addresses bullying, discrimination and racism. As an organization that celebrates multiculturalism, we, at The World in a Garden, got involved in citizenU as a host organization, providing training to a group of youth from David Thompson Secondary School. They are just a few of the group of citizenU youth that have spent the past few months organizing an event that will address issues of discrimination through dance, food, garden activities and art. Now, after undergoing anti-discrimination training and participating in city-wide events that celebrate diversity, this group is putting on what’s shaping up to be a fun-filled event: The Big One!

So join us this Saturday, October 20th, from 12-5pm, for a free event for people of all ages and all walks of life. The Big One will be held at our garden on W. 57th & East Blvd., and in St. Faith’s Church, just one street over on Cypress.

What’s going on at The Big One?

  • Hip Hop & Salsa Dance Workshops
  • Garden BINGO / Scavenger Hunts for Kids
  • Mural Art
  • Delicious food from Loving Hut
  • Raffles
  • Tie-dye at 1pm & 2pm ($10 includes Passport to Permaculture t-shirt)
  • Garden Gate Sale – with fresh produce straight from our garden!
  • …and more!

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Aug 172011

There’s no better way to remedy the summer heat than with a salad with fresh ingredients from the garden! If you aren’t growing your own veggies, get your produce at local farmers/pocket markets…why?

  • Meet your maker- it’s personal at the markets! Buy your produce from the source, find out what these local growers are all about, and support their hard work (because believe me, it’s not easy).
  • Lower your footprint- instead of being shipped across the country, local markets offer food grown nearby and transported shorter distances- sometimes by bike! This means lower carbon emissions AND fresher food!
  • Eat in season- experience the many benefits of eating fresh food in season…you get the most nutrients & seasonal food is packed with flavor! YUM!

Find The World In A Garden & other local vendors at the Westside Pocket Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Kits House, Vine & 7th and be sure to check out these other awesome markets:

Southlands: Sundays, 12-4pm, @ 6767 Balaclava Street

Oak Street Farmers Market: Wednesdays, 3-7pm@ Oak & 49th (Unitarian Church)


Beet the heat with these simple recipes made with the garden basics:

Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Beets

Beet & Quinoa Salad

Beet & Fennel Soup

Beet Bread